There was a time celebrities’ marriages were breaking up easily as if it was a competition. Then, virtually every month, one would hear this or that celeb had problems in his/her marriage. But for a while, such break-ups weren’t everyday thing again. However, fast forward to few months back, the marriages of celebrities keep breaking up as if it is going out of fashion. While some chose to keep mum about their marital problems and dissolve their marriages quietly, others decided to make it a messy affair by washing their dirty linens in public – no thanks to social media where they quickly go to taint their images. Saturday Beats focuses its searchlight on some celebrity marriages that are in crisis in recent times.
Tonto Dikeh and Oladunni Churchill
Controversial actress, Tonto Dike, shocked so many people when she got married (traditionally) to her much talked about Mr. X who she always flaunted on her social media handle.
Even as so many people wished her well in her marriage and hoped the union would ‘calm’ the actress, some other foes of hers predicted doom and said the marriage wouldn’t last.
They were right after all; just 17 months after, Tonto’s marriage to her Mr X who eventually was revealed as Mr. Churchill, crashed like a pack of cards.
Already, the actress has accused her husband of being a cheat and a woman beater. A claim her husband, Churchill, has vehemently denied.
Muma Gee and Prince Eke
Singer Muma Gee, used to be tagged one of the confirmed spinsters in the entertainment industry. She shamed her foes and critics when she got married to actor, Prince Ekeh, in a flamboyant wedding in Port Harcourt few years ago.
Though critics ‘abused’ the couple and said the marriage wouldn’t last; with some saying Muma married a ‘small boy’, others ‘hammered’ Prince Ekeh and called him a gold digger who was only interested in Muma’s money.
In any case, such ‘haters’ and critics perhaps saw the future as the marriage which produced three kids, including a set of twins, has collapsed just after six years. Prince was first to go on social media to announce and allege his wife “abandoned” their children. Subsequently, Muma’s pictures where her estranged husband allegedly battered her, also surfaced on the internet.
Ubi Franklin and Lilian Esoro
Record label owner, Ubi Franklin and his actress wife, Lilian Esoro, never for once said anything was wrong with their marriage. But so many reports filtered that the two were having serious squabble in their marriage.
It was alleged Lilian moved out of the home while so many others alleged Ubi used to batter her all the time. At so many events, the couple fuelled the rumour as they always came in differently and sat apart.
But it seems reconciliatory steps are being taken and normalcy may soon be restored in their home as the couple were recently pictured attending an event together, which made so many people feel they have made up eventually.
Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz
Tee Billz and Tiwa Savage’s destination wedding in Dubai in 2014 was the talk of town. So many ladies turned green with envy and wished they were in Tiwa’s shoes.
But the perfect couple picture they painted lasted for a short while. Nigerians woke up to a rude shock last year, when they saw Tee Billz had x-rayed his marriage via his Instagram account where he gave hints that their marriage was a troubled one and even went as far as accusing his wife of infidelity. But Tiwa couldn’t stand by and watch her name being dragged in the mud. She had to release a tell-it-all video and revealed all the messy cracks the marriage had suffered.
At the moment, news have been filtering that the couple are working so hard to come back together. It has yet to be established.
Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida
Like her or hate her, On Air Personality, Toke Makinwa, is among the most talked about celebs in Nigeria, more so when corporate brands made her their brand ambassador.
Her on and off relationship with fitness guru, Maje Ayida, added to the reason her case was always in most people’s mouth.
She finally shut up and stunned her critics when she quietly got married to Maje. Nobody saw it coming!
However, just few years later, the marriage crumbled, shattered!
But it seems Toke is making the best of the moment as she released a best seller novel where she talked about all she went through in her short marriage.
Her ex, who hadn’t said anything about the marriage break-up, went ahead to sue Toke over the book but the young lady is not deterred as she keeps promoting her novel in so many other countries.
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